Maintaining healthy weight helps keep blood pressure low through life

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 14, 2017 - New research shows maintaining a healthy weight throughout life - more so than four other health behaviors studied - is important to help keep blood pressure in check, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Hypertension, AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Society of Hypertension Joint Scientific Sessions 2017 in San Francisco. "Increasing blood pressure at younger ages is associated with earlier onset of heart disease and stroke, and U.S. high blood pressure treatment guidelines support maintaining healthy behaviors across the lifespan to limit rises in...

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